Field Hockey Concludes Season Against New Hampshire Saturday
Rebekah Krolus is one of three seniors is who be honored before the Retrievers' game against New Hampshire.
Baltimore-The UMBC field hockey team (1-13, 0-4 America East) concludes its season Saturday, Oct. 28, hosting conference rival New Hampshire at 12 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers will look to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Looking Back: The Retrievers were shut out twice last week, falling to non-conference opponent Pennsylvania, 3-0, at home on Oct. 18, then at America East foe Maine, 2-0, on Oct. 22. The Quakers out-shot UMBC, 25-1, including 13-0 in the first half on Wednesday, but junior goalie Ashley Benitez kept the game in check with a career-high 15 saves. She bested her season high in the first half alone, tallying eight stops in the first 35 minutes. In addition, senior midfielder Kristi Troster and sophomore defender Courtney McNamara tallied defensive saves. UMBC’s lone shot was taken by sophomore forward Danielle Guldner, who got the ball past Penn goalie Alanna Butera, but Nicole Levi was there to reject the shot. Benitez posted 13 saves against the Black Bears on Sunday.
On the Wildcats: New Hampshire (2-15, 0-4 America East) is coming off a 4-1 victory over Massachusetts on Oct. 25, snapping a 10-game losing streak. Freshman forward Megan Shea scored a career-high three goals against UMass, while Emily Colton notched three assists in the game. Colton leads the team with nine goals, four assists and 22 points. Goalie Margaux Shute has posted a 3.27 goals-against average and a .719 save percentage. The Wildcats are tied with the Retrievers for fifth in the America East standings.
Last Time vs. the Wildcats: New Hampshire blanked the Retrievers, 7-0, in the 2005 season finale in Durham, N.H. Kelly White scored four goals and added an assist for the Wildcats. Ashley Benitez tallied seven saves and allowed five goals in the first half, while Kat Tag stopped four of six shots on goal in the second. Tiffany Deinzer recorded two defensive saves for the Retrievers, who were out-shot, 20-4.
UMBC vs. New Hampshire All-Time: The Retrievers have never beaten the Wildcats in three meetings since UMBC joined the America East in 2003. Though UNH has won by scores of 9-0 in 2003 and 7-0 in 2005, the game in 2004 was extremely close, as the Retrievers scored four unanswered goals in the final 30 minutes but lost 5-4.
Retrievers Bid Fond Farewell to Seniors: Saturday’s game against New Hampshire, the final home game of the season, is Senior Day. The Retrievers will honor their three seniors – Rebekah Krolus, Julie Moore and Kristi Troster – in a pre-game ceremony.
Moving Up the Ranks: Senior midfielder Julie Moore is UMBC’s all-time leading scorer with 20 goals and 48 points, while senior midfielder Kristi Troster ranks fourth all-time with 36 points.
Player Goals Assists Points
1. Julie Moore 20 8 48
2. Robi Tamargo 16 13 45
3. Chris Marsiglia 15 12 42
4. Kristi Troster 14 8 36
5. Kristin Ramsay 15 4 34
6. Katie Cutchall 12 8 32
Dawg Bites: After tallying 11 goals in seven games, the Retrievers have not scored in the month of October, a span of four contests… Junior goalie Ashley Benitez has posted 28 saves in the last two contests… UMBC has dropped 21 straight conference games since joining the America East in 2003… Freshman forward Mary Strain and sophomore midfielder Amanda Yanulevich are tied for the team lead with five points apiece, while Strain, sophomore forward Allyson Carter and senior midfielders Julie Moore and Kristi Troster each have two goals… Yanulevich and junior midfielder Amy Morrow lead the team with three assists, while Morrow and Troster have each tallied two defensive saves.
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